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Actor Leaves Old Globe Production



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    Broadway actor James Barbour, who had been cast in the Old Globe Theatre's upcoming revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" is leaving the production.

    On Thursday, the theater announced Barbour has "regretfully" exited the role "due to issues with his wife's pregnancy."

    The decision for Barbour to leave the production was made a day after the Old Globe management defended his hire despite his criminal past.

    Barbour was indicted on felony child molestation charges in New York three years ago. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years probation.

    In an emailed statement on Wednesday Old Globe executive producer Lou Spisto said Barbour had "completed the conditions of his sentence, and he has continued his successful career as an actor on Broadway in The Tale of Two Cities and in a touring production of Camelot on stages nationwide, including San Diego's Civic Theatre.

    "The Old Globe is confident that, in addition to being highly qualified for the role, he will continue to behave with absolute professionalism."

    A replacement for the "Rocky Horror" role will be announced soon. 

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